I hope it was a great one for you! It was a great day for me! We had a blast at school today! I'm also excited because I got some new swag! I went to JC Penny's yesterday and picked up some new runner's tights. I am excited because they are not just plain black! It is hard to see in the photo, but they are mainly gray with a combo of another color! Plus they were half the price of my Extrek runner's tights!
In addition, I got my new running shoes came in the mail! WOOT! They are Brittany's favorite color, purple! They are the exact same shoe I last purchased, but at HALF of the cost! I saw them being advertised on ACTIVE.com and I knew I had to splurge on them. You know what the old saying goes right...if the shoe fits...?
As I stated in the last post, I am going to post what I eat on my blog for the month of March! Well, due to the extensive working hours at Boston Store and my road trip to GB, I haven't been able to post yet. So TODAY is my first day!
Here it is! My three meals for the day:)
Breakfast: Peanut butter and banana sandwich!
This is one of my "to-go-to" recipes. I LOVE the peanut butter and banana combo. I got the idea from The Gracious Pantry [which is one of my favorite clean eating blogs/websites ever!] She used clean wraps and pizza dough to make her creation. I used Sara Lee's 35 calorie sliced whole grain bread for mine. It's cheaper and less calories. This recipe is easy to create which is why it is a staple in my kitchen!
Lunch: Leftovers from Panera Bread and a Sweet Potato
So I forgot to take a picture of my food from today...so I used a photo from Sunday. However, the point is still the same; I ate a fourth of that sandwich and a tiny sample of the baguette. I also had a sweet potato (steamed) as well as grapes and strawberries.
I don't make a habit of eating out anymore...I hate spending money on eating something I typically only eat ONE time...plus all of the processed crap and calories that goes into your body...it's just not worth it. However, once in a while it is good to go get some good ready made food!
Dinner: Mediterranean Couscous and Plain Ol' Chicken
You guessed it...I eat chicken A LOT! Chicken is affordable and reliable to eat. My favorite type of chicken is the "Weight Watcher" 5oz Chicken Breasts. Yes it is slightly higher in sodium [and it is prepackaged, which is a clean-eating no-no] however, it helps me stay in portion! Also, it's better than a lot of the frozen chicken options out there [besides organic, which I simply cannot afford] so it will have to do.
The couscous was simple to make...I went to Logli's and got a sample of it while picking up some banana's for myself;) It's couscous tossed with EVOO, balsamic vinegar, carrots, peas and some lemon juice. Very clean and locally made=yummy!
The chicken was my creation! It's called Plain 'Ol Chicken because it really is meant to counteract the flavorful side dish. I added the spinach for some extra iron and nutrients!
Here is my recipe for "Plain 'Ol Chicken"
3 Weight Watcher Chicken Breasts, thawed.
1 tbl basil
1 tbl ginger (or cut fresh ginger root)
1/2 tbl of nutmeg
1 t/l of oregano
dash of pepper
dash of salt [if that's your style...not mine!]
1 tbl EVOO
Mix spices together with lemon juice and rub onto chicken. Heat up skillet with EVOO. Place breasts in skillet. Set timer for 5 minutes. Rotate every 30-60 seconds to prevent chicken from burning. Continue until timer is done [or juices are running clear]. Set aside to cool and serve! Enjoy!
I'm pretty happy with my food intake for the day...except for my snacking. [My cross to bear I had some animal crackers, pretzels and a few robin eggs. [See, I'm not perfect either!] I'm working on trying to find better snacks so I am not tempted to eat food that I don't enjoy! This week was extra hard because of the lack of groceries in my cabinet.
I hope you enjoyed my nutritional insights for the day! More to come!